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Title: A Data-Driven Approach to Dynamic Var Compensator Placement for Local Voltage Stabilization on Feeders with High PV Penetration

Abstract

Distribution feeders with a high penetration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems can experience voltage variability caused by the changing load flow injections corresponding to the availability of the solar resource. The rapid, uncontrolled voltage range fluctuations can affect the system. Tap-changing voltage regulators, switched capacitors, and smart inverter functions have been used to stabilize voltage. However, in some cases, when these options are insufficient or unavailable, dedicated reactive power control devices such as dynamic var compensators (DVCs) can be used for local voltage stabilization. This paper introduces a statistical framework to characterize voltage variability and stabilization, proposes a data-driven approach to DVC placement, and presents the results of a planning study on a real feeder using real data.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  2. Duke Energy
  3. One-Cycle Control, Inc.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1494302
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131811
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2018), June 24-28, 2018, Boise, ID
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Reiman, Andrew P., McDermott, Thomas E., Samaan, Nader A., Werts, Brant, and Smedley, Gregory T. A Data-Driven Approach to Dynamic Var Compensator Placement for Local Voltage Stabilization on Feeders with High PV Penetration. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PMAPS.2018.8440332.
Reiman, Andrew P., McDermott, Thomas E., Samaan, Nader A., Werts, Brant, & Smedley, Gregory T. A Data-Driven Approach to Dynamic Var Compensator Placement for Local Voltage Stabilization on Feeders with High PV Penetration. United States. doi:10.1109/PMAPS.2018.8440332.
Reiman, Andrew P., McDermott, Thomas E., Samaan, Nader A., Werts, Brant, and Smedley, Gregory T. Mon . "A Data-Driven Approach to Dynamic Var Compensator Placement for Local Voltage Stabilization on Feeders with High PV Penetration". United States. doi:10.1109/PMAPS.2018.8440332.
@article{osti_1494302,
title = {A Data-Driven Approach to Dynamic Var Compensator Placement for Local Voltage Stabilization on Feeders with High PV Penetration},
author = {Reiman, Andrew P. and McDermott, Thomas E. and Samaan, Nader A. and Werts, Brant and Smedley, Gregory T.},
abstractNote = {Distribution feeders with a high penetration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems can experience voltage variability caused by the changing load flow injections corresponding to the availability of the solar resource. The rapid, uncontrolled voltage range fluctuations can affect the system. Tap-changing voltage regulators, switched capacitors, and smart inverter functions have been used to stabilize voltage. However, in some cases, when these options are insufficient or unavailable, dedicated reactive power control devices such as dynamic var compensators (DVCs) can be used for local voltage stabilization. This paper introduces a statistical framework to characterize voltage variability and stabilization, proposes a data-driven approach to DVC placement, and presents the results of a planning study on a real feeder using real data.},
doi = {10.1109/PMAPS.2018.8440332},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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